GOURMET EVENT – BIKE TOUR – FINEST ARTS
From which month does such magic emanate as from May? The green of the trees is plump and fresh, the regional asparagus is growing and one event follows the next. We give you some great tips on how you can enjoy May in Baden-Baden in a typically Baden or completely international way.
FALLSTAFF WEIN & GOURMET FESTIVAL
In May, the great Conference Hall (Kongresshaus) is transformed into a temple of pleasure, where star chefs and top winemakers showcase their skills live. Wine tastings, show cooking acts, workshops and panel discussions show the backgrounds and philosophies of the chefs and winemakers. In addition, you can taste your way around the epicurean exhibitors.
At great side events such as theme dinners in selected restaurants, rarity tastings, Big Bottle Party, Art & Champagne, you will also get to know Baden-Baden’s gastronomy better. So where better to feast than in Baden-Baden in May? You can find the entire program here. Did you know that we provide the catering at the Kongresshaus? Therefore, the Fallstaff event is not only a great honor for us, but also a great motivation.
20 international top chefs
177 outstanding top vintners
13 exclusive gourmet partners
44 attractive events
TYPICAL CUISINE OF BADEN
You have arrived in the gourmet paradise that is called Baden. Located in Southwest Germany between Black Forest and Rhine Valley. What is actually typically Baden?
The region is blessed with a mild climate and fertile soils, that´s why people prefer to eat according to the season. The food must be fresh and of excellent quality. To match the food, the Badener is guaranteed to find an excellent wine. Especially in recent years, some new young winemakers have drawn attention to themselves.
In May we recommend asparagus in all variations. Perhaps with “Kratzeder”, an egg cake battered in the pan? Or rather with a freshly caught trout? A sorrel soup beforehand and strawberries or a rhubarb cake with cream for dessert? Schneider’s wine tavern or old inns in the vineyards are our recommendations here.
MAY BIKE TOURS
On two wheels you simply see more of the landscape. It is quite uncomplicated to rent a bike with and without motor. If you wish, you can also book entire tours.
Some appreciate the leisurely spaciousness of the Rhine plain, others prefer to plunge downhill and love the steep climbs in the Black Forest. A demanding mountain bike network leaves nothing to be desired. The Tourist Information in the Kurhaus Kolonnaden or Rent-a-Sportsman offer guided mountain bike tours and e-bikes: Eisenbahnstraße 1, Mobile: 0049 172 7214280
We recommend a pleasure tour of about 12 km to Favorite Castle in Förch. You take the bike path along the feeder road, ride through the underpass at the train station and then keep right on the bike path towards Haueneberstein. From here at the latest, the bike path to the castle is signposted.
SPRING MEETING AT THE HORSE RACING TRACK
The first big horse race at the racecourse in Iffezheim is the big prelude to a total of 10 horse races this year. The atmosphere is unique, the after race parties are legendary. For more information, please visit the Baden Galopp page.
18.5. – 21.05.2023
Three race days with a varied supporting program with Special Days for children and families are planned as follows:
Thursday, May 18 (Ascension Day) Course opening: 12:00 p.m. – Start of 1st race: approx. 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20, course opening: 12:00 hrs – start 1st race: approx. 13:30 hrs
Sunday, May 21, course opening: 10:00 a.m. – start 1st race: approx. 11:20 a.m.
Photo: Marc Ruehl
THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN
Museum Frieder Burda
13.5. – 8.10.2023
The legendary American collector Peggy Guggenheim founded her visionary gallery “Art of This Century” in New York in 1942 and opened the exhibition “Exhibition by 31 Women” as early as 1943. Today, it is considered one of the first groundbreaking exhibitions that exclusively presented works by women artists. It was Marcel Duchamp, her longtime artist friend, who had originally proposed this “All Women Show” to Guggenheim.
The reviews at the time ranged from grudging admiration to condescending disdain. These judgments culminated in the statement by the art critic of the influential TIME Magazine, James Stern, who rejected the exhibition on the grounds that there had never been a “first-rate woman artist.” What a mistake even then!
The Museum Frieder Burda commemorates this historic exhibition 80 years ago with “The King is Dead, Long Live the Queen”. The project in Baden-Baden will now also bring together 31 female contemporary artistic positions in an exhibition that opens up current perspectives on this theme. (Photo and source: Museum Frieder Burda)